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CONX Program Offerings

The President’s Forum with Young African Leaders
All programs can be accessed here: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
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Email the CONX Team: conx@state.gov

Updated – 7/29/10

Pre-Forum
Apps 4 Africa Contest Video Webchat
DATE: Friday, July 23, 2010
TIME: 9:30 a.m. EDT (13:30 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: The State Department's Elana Berkowitz and Bruce Wharton discuss a contest that
challenges tech savvy Africans to build digital tools for development. Both speakers also highlight the
upcoming President’s Forum with Young African Leaders.
RECORDING: To watch a recording of this event click:
https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/p53473177/

Preview of the President’s Forum with Young African Leaders
DATE: Thursday, July 29, 2010
TIME: 8:00 EDT (12:00 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Deputy Assistant Secretary Bruce Wharton speaks on the record about the origin of the
Forum as well as the main themes, goals, and planned activities.
RECORDING: To watch a recording of this event click:
https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/p82576553/

CONX Broadcast of Press Briefing at White House
DATE: Monday, Aug 2, 2010
TIME: TBD
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Watch live as the White House hosts a press conference on the Forum.

During the Forum
Forum Welcoming Remarks and Panel Discussion
DATE: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010
TIME: 8:00 – 8:45 EDT (12:00-12:45 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson welcomes participants and gives an overview of the
core messages, themes, and goals of the Forum. Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Page will moderate
a panel of pre-selected African delegates engaging the group on the themes of the Forum.

CONX Broadcast of Town Hall with President Obama
DATE: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010
TIME: 2:15 – 3:15 (18:15-19:15 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Watch Barack Obama, President of the United States, as he delivers a Town Hall message
during the President’s Forum with Young African Leaders.

CONX Broadcast of “The Way Forward” Plenary
DATE: Thursday, Aug 5, 2010
TIME: 8:30-9:30 (12:30-13:30 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: U.S. Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Judith McHale, and U.S.
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero, will engage the group in a discussion
of what has transpired over the Forum and ask delegates to put forth some of the good ideas they have
heard or thought of for next steps.

CONX Audio Webchat with Delegates from Namibia
DATE: Thursday, Aug 5, 2010
TIME: 9:45-10:45 (13:45-14:45)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Immediately following the Plenary, CONX will interview Namibian delegates (Michael
Mulunga, Patrick Sam, and Isaak Pandu Amupolo) and invite them to share their thoughts, opinions,
and overall experience at the Forum. Visit the delegates’ Facebook page here:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128060963903964&ref=search.

Post-Forum

CONX Video Webchat with U/S Otero (in Portuguese or French – TBD)
DATE: August 18, 2010
TIME: 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)
LOCATION: http://connectsolutions.com/africa/
SUMMARY: Under Secretary Otero will discuss the outcome and perceptions of the Forum and the
actions pledged by attendees. Under Secretary Otero will conduct this program in French or Portuguese,
TBD.